SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Gender Politics in Taiwan: A Conversation with Yang Wan-ying

Professor Yang Wan-ying

Date: 1 July 2019Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 1 July 2019Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Talk


Taiwan is known as the first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage, for its high levels of female political representation and strong feminist movement. With this in mind, we have invited one of Taiwan’s foremost scholars of gender politics Yang Wan-ying, to discuss these trends and their implications. Not only has Yang published extensively on issues related to gender politics but she has also been a long term member of Taiwan’s feminist movement, serving on the board of the Awakening Foundation for over ten years. This will be a valuable opportunity to discuss the state of gender politics in Taiwan.

Speaker Biography

Yang Wan-ying

Yang, Wan-Ying is professor and the chair of the Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She has been actively engaged in women’s movements and served as a board member of the Awakening Foundation for more than ten years. Her research interests focus on identity and gender politics, women’s movements, women’s political participation, and democratization theory. She has published many articles on gender and identity politics in Taiwanese and international journals.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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